Attached is an important letter from the Illinois Department of Public Health regarding Tdap immunation for students entering 6-12 grade starting the 2013-2014 school year. Please read!
A unit on Human Growth and Development for 5th grade pupils will be taught in the spring. This unit is part of our regular science classes, and will be incorporated into the chapter on The Human Body. The titles of the videos that we will be using are Let’s Just Talk for boys or girls.
Section 27-9.1 of the School Code of Illinois states in part, “no pupil shall be required to take or participate in any class or course in comprehensive sex education if his parents or guardians submits written objection thereto.”
The law further states that parents and guardians shall be afforded the opportunity to examine the instructional materials to be used in such class or course. The following date and time has been established for you to preview the materials to be used in teaching this unit:
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 @ 6:30 pm
Estelle Kampmeyer Elementary School Library
707 North Smiley Street
O’Fallon, IL 62269
If you do not want your child to participate in this instruction, please submit a written statement to that effect to the school nurse. I suggest that you deliver the statement personally to the nurse to eliminate the possibility of it getting lost.
Students shall NOT be in school if:
• The child has a fever above 100 and until the child has been fever free for 24 hours without medication to reduce the fever.
We realize you cannot anticipate every time we may need to reach you (neither can we). However, it is important that you keep your home, work and emergency phone numbers current in the school office and with the nurse. We do not release students to people not listed on the emergency card.
Head Lice Management in Schools
Head lice are tiny insects that seem to cause a big commotion in schools. Our goal is to address this situation in the most educationally and socially beneficial manner for our students. Privacy is our top concern. Here are some facts about lice and how to treat them.
Students who have lice will be treated with respect and confidentiality, on an individual basis. Please refer to your student handbook for policy specifics. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
For evidenced-based information about head lice see http://identify.us.com/head-lice/
The attached document is the most recent policy statement by the American Academy of Pediatrics regarding lice management in the school setting. Page 8 specifically addresses the school setting.